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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 10-30-2008

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is in Sarasota, Florida, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Columbia, Missouri - Biden is in Arnold, Missouri, Williamsport and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Virgina Beach was a favorite vacation spot for my family when I was a little boy. The fact both Obama and Biden are in Missouri is very telling as it is now a toss-up state.


Clinton helps to close the deal in Florida - late last night in Kissimmee, Florida, former President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama appeared together for the first time at a campaign event. I stayed up to watch and Clinton did not disappoint. In his down to earth manner, he spelled out why Obama is the best candidate for President. Whether it was his philosophy where he believed in redistribution from the bottom up, his policies which were on the right course for the economy, education, health care, and energy, his decision making - look at his VP pick and his reaction to the economic crisis, or his abilities - look at how he has run this campaign. Clinton was a hard act for Obama to follow. Read more here.


Obama 50.1%, McCain 43.7% - national poll average from ten polls taken from 10-23 to 10-29-2008. Read more details here.


CNN/Time Battleground State Polls - taken from 10-23 to 10-28-2008. Read more here.

Pennsylvania: Obama 55%, McCain 43%
North Carolina: Obama 52%, McCain 46%
Nevada: Obama 52%, McCain 45%
Ohio: Obama 51%, McCain 47%


Exxon Mobile hit record quarterly profit - third quarter earning were reported as 14.8 Billion. has more here. If there ever was a reason to have government regulation - this is it. This is the same quarter where the U.S. economy has it's largest drop in seven years and consumer spending was down. The NY Times has more here. It is definitely a time for a change.


2008 presidential campaign also impacts newswomen - the campaign has been known for plenty of firsts, including the first African-American Presidential nominee of a major party. Senator Cinton's strong battle for the Democratic Party nomination along with the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican Party VP has generated incredible interest across the country. Rebecca Traister writes a column in about how this race has impacted reporters Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow and Campbell Brown. You can read it here.


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